About the game
Developed by Minh "Gooseman" Le and Jess "Cliffe" Cliffe as a Half-Life mod, Counter-Strike IP was bought by Valve, who transformed it into a global powerhouse and a rock-solid standard by which all shooters are eventually measured.
ESL and Dreamhack launch Counter-Strike: GO ESL Pro Tour
ESL and Dreamhack have announced the world's biggest and most lucrative Counter-Strike: Global Offensive circuit so far - the new ESL Pro Tour. The circuit will span all the continents and comes with a prize pool exceeding $5 million.
Valve tweaking Counter-Strike: Global Offensive loot boxes in France
Valve recently revealed that they'll be tweaking Counter-Strike: Global Offensive loot box mechanics in France. They will be introducing the X-ray scanner, or in other words, players will get to see items hidden in any container.
Counter-Strike turns 20, Valve celebrate with retro Dust II
Since its inception in 1999 Counter-Strike has become almost synonymous with first-person shooters, especially those of the competitive variety. To celebrate its 20th birthday, Valve have made the classic Dust II available in CS:GO.
CS:GO records more than 20 million players in December
CS:GO went free to play and added a new battle royale mode recently, which led to a record-breaking 20 million player-count in December. These numbers are the highest ever recorded and more than double when compared to November's numbers.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has a Portal Easter egg
Players who gave Counter-Strike: Global Offensive's new battle royale mode a try have come across a strange broadcast message that got many players expecting a new Portal announcement, although Valve insist that it's just a bit of fun.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive getting review-bombed on Steam
The decision to make Counter-Strike: Global Offensive free to play doesn't seem to be sitting well with the game's existing playerbase, who have been review-bombing the game's Steam page with more than 22,000 negative reviews since.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive goes f2p and gets battle royale
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has officially sailed into free to play waters and not only that - Valve and Hidden Path Entertainment's game also got a battle royale component called Danger Zone, which offers solo, duo and three-man play.
CS:GO pro team disqualified after one member was caught hacking
Team OpTic India has been disqualified from a LAN event, eXTREMELAND ZOWIE Asia, held in Shanghai, due to one of their players using hacks. Nikhil “forsaken” Kumawat first cheated and then attempted to delete the evidence of doing so.
Valve update FBI CT units for Counter Strike: Global Offensive
Valve have released new models for Counter Terrorist units in Counter Strike: Global Offensive, that will presumably make them more visible. The FBI unit will naturally appear on a limited number of maps, now including Nuke on the roster.
Counter Strike Global Offensive is reintroducing the MP5 SMG
Valve have announced they will be reintroducing the MP5 to Counter Strike series soon, with a teaser of an MP5SD in action in Counter Strike: Global Offensive. Technically, they already did, but only for Deathmatch and offline game modes.